: resembling a scale
specifically : reduced to a minute appressed element resembling a scale
Recent Examples on the Web This upright evergreen has flat sprays of scalelike, aromatic, yellow-green to green foliage. —Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Apr. 2023 The rover began exploring the Marker Band feature — which was found to have thin, hard rocks covering the surface is a scalelike pattern — in 2022. —Jackie Wattles, CNN, 10 Feb. 2023
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